Make Haste: A Guest Post by Julie Lavender

I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
Psalm 119:60 KJV


“You’d better stop staring at that game; you’re going to make yourself sick,” I told my youngest on the short drive to a restaurant. My four children struggle with motion sickness to varying degrees.


“I’m okay; I want to beat this level,” Jessica explained about the hand-held device.


Minutes later when we pulled into the parking lot, I took one look at Jessica’s pallor and hand slowly rising to her mouth and said, “Get out of the car! Get out of the car! Get out of the car!”

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Unexpected Ribbons

by Adria Wilkins

When I was twelve years old, I started learning to sew with a fun project in home economics: a denim bag with drawstrings. Then our class moved onto something more challenging. We made a travel bag with multiple pockets for toiletries and other items. I made my travel bag out of yellow washcloths, and I worked on it for weeks.  Little did I know there were more lessons, other than sewing, to learn in the weeks ahead.


All of this was building up to a 4-H competition, where both of my bags would be entered in the sewing contests. Many of my friends would be going, and I couldn’t wait for the event to arrive.


That is, until I figured out it was planned for a Wednesday night. My father was a minister and our church's weekly prayer meetings were held on Wednesdays. It was essentially a mini-version of Sunday mornings, with worship songs and a sermon. Our family never missed it.

God’s timing, obedience, Delighting in God’s Goodness series, Unexpected Ribbons, Adria Wilkins, Lighthouse Bible Studies

Bible Application for Reading, Teaching, or Discussion Groups

1 Peter Chapter 1  Because of the greatness of your salvation, live a holy life.

v.1-2  God’s plan of salvation for all believers includes sanctification by the Holy Spirit, obedience (to what is good), and cleansing by the blood of Jesus Christ.
v.3-5  The inheritance that God has given you because of your faith, can’t be taken away from you, and it won’t decay or fade away.
v.6-9  So let the joy of your salvation carry you through the trials of your faith. ...

 

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Bible Outlines for Reading, Teaching, or Discussion Groups

God’s Enriching Work vs. Sin’s Damaging Work

God works today in the hearts and minds of His children to conform our whole way of thinking, feeling, and acting to be consistent with His love, His character, and His purposes for our lives. He is working to enrich the quality of our souls, our lives, and our influence.

Our choices and decisions help or hinder that process. Certain mindsets and practices are called “sin” in the Bible because they work against loving and respecting God and people. They oppose the good practices that build healthy and satisfying relationships. They waste our time and energy. They hinder healthy relationships, and ultimately they leave our hearts dissatisfied.

So God gives us ...

 

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